Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon receives Intel Alder Lake upgrades and DDR5 RAM
Lenovo has brought the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon onto Intel Alder Lake processors, with the machine now referred to as the 13IAP7 on account of its CPU upgrades. Like the new Yoga Slim 9i, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon will be available with the Core i5-1240P, a 12-core part that has a 28 W TDP. However, Lenovo plans to offer the latter with the Core i7-1260P rather than the Core i7-1280P as it will with the former.
Likewise, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13IAP7 will not come with dedicated GPU options. Instead, the 0.97 kg laptop must make do with Intel's integrated options, which remain based on its Iris Xe architecture. Elsewhere, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon has received an upgrade to LPDDR5 RAM, which comes in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB flavours operating in dual channel mode at 4,800 MHz. Incidentally, Lenovo will sell the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB storage configurations, all with 50 Wh batteries, dual 2 W Harman-branded speakers and a choice between Cloud Grey, Moon White and Storm Grey colour options.
Conversely, Lenovo will offer the machine with varying I/O, depending on the configuration chosen. For some reason, lower-end models will be restricted to a single USB Type-C port that supports USB PD 3.0, DisplayPort 1.4 and USB 3.2 Gen2. Alternatively, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon will be configurable with a sole Thunderbolt 4 port that upgrades the machine to USB 4.0 functionality while maintaining the same USB PD and DisplayPort protocols.
Furthermore, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon will be configurable with two display options, both 13.3-inch and 2.5K (2,560 x 1,600) panels with 400 nits of peak brightness and 90 Hz refresh rates. Although they are also Dolby Vision and TÜV Low Blue Light certified, only one is a touchscreen panel. Lenovo will begin selling the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon in the Eurozone from July 2022, where it will start at €1,299. For some reason, Lenovo has not confirmed when the laptop will be available in other markets, such as North America, nor how much it will cost outside the Eurozone.